Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One Pot Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

I've been looking for low calorie, clean(er) eating dishes to make for dinner.  Dinner is my favorite meal, mostly because I'm always starving by dinnertime, but also because I like to spend time after work having conversation with others over a meal. 

Working in college athletics, so many of my friends are super healthy, and I love this about them.  My friends are inspiring.  But because they are healthy, I'm not going to get them to dinner at my house with chicken nuggets and fries (well actually, Cody did say Trader Joe's chicken nuggets was going to be his dinner tonight)...

Anyways, I invited my friend Cody over for dinner who I often tease about blending chicken into his daily protein shakes.  (Note: he doesn't actually blend chicken in his shakes, well so he says). That's not the point though.  Because Cody is pretty darn food conscious, I figured I'd try out this lemon chicken recipe.

I must say, this recipe was very good. The chicken was flavorful and for a lack of a better term (and I apologize now for those who might cringe at the word) moist. The rosemary, which is one of my favorite herbs, compliments the citrus from the lemon and pairs nicely with the tender potatoes.  This dish was incredibly simple and easy on the wallet.

Recipe link: 

For a side, on my cast iron skillet, I grilled up some fresh asparagus with a little olive oil and salt.

Hope you enjoy!

Back in the Kitchen means Back to the Blog

Hey, I'm back.  I thinks it's really been well over a year since I have posted a real entry on this thing I call a blog.  It's mostly been just a place to post pics of desserts but I'm thinking I'm gonna change it up slightly by actually uploading recipes or links to recipes moving forward.  For those of you who follow my Instagram, you know I do a lot of posting of my food.  Because I really just love food pics, I figured I'll add the recipe link to the blog in case I maybe inspired just one person to make the same dish :).

I've been on a cooking kick over the past couple weeks and figured maybe I'll start to upload the recipes to my food blog instead of just posting pics. Recently, I've been trying to cook more at home for two important reasons: 1) I spend way too much money eating out, and 2) I want to be more aware of the type of food I'm putting in my body.  Well with the new year and the whole "new year new me" (just kidding)... But really though, eating "smarter" is something I want to consciously be aware of. This doesn't mean no more amazing restaurants... It just means, less take out and less premade meals.  I've tried the whole "eating healthy" thing before and always limited myself to basically a salad... Gets super boring (at least for me) super fast!!!  I used to think that "healthy" eating was bland eating... But that doesn't necessarily have to be the case... So I'm learning.  

My blog has always been dedicated to dessert but since I've been recently finding some great dinner recipes, I want to be able to share them with you, if you are so inclined to visit my less than mediocre food blog. 

I'm a total foodie.  I love food, love flavor, and love everything that's bad for you.  So with that said, these low calorie meals wouldn't be on my blog if I didn't feel they were tasty enough to share.  Hopefully you'll feel the same if you do try some of these recipes out.